Taught course

English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics

Coventry University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good honours degree (2:2 or above).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course can extend your existing knowledge of applied linguistics so you learn to effectively teach English as a foreign language.

This Master’s programme provides specialist professional development for English Language teachers – or teachers to be – with a focus on both the theory and practice of teaching English as a Foreign Language (ELT/TESOL) in a variety of contexts – for example from lower intermediate (B1) level in adult settings in the UK to higher intermediate level (B2) in Higher Education settings in China or Nigeria, depending on the learners’ needs and wants.

Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced teacher, students engage in innovative teaching techniques and digital learning tools, such as learning to learn with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). You will observe English classes within the University and undertake microteaching practice. You will also have the opportunity to volunteer to teach English to adults and/or teach your own language on the Linguae Mundi programme as a paid placement.

Our School has a strong tradition and excellent reputation for educational and linguistics-related applied research. The teaching team includes Marina Orsini-Jones, Billy Brick, Hilary Nesi and Sheena Gardner who are national and internationally renowned experts on corpus linguistics, computer assisted language learning, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and English for academic purposes. We enjoy the highest level of satisfaction among postgraduate students on our course – 100% overall in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2016.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44(0)24 7765 4321